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View Poll Results: Favorite Character? (sorry theres not more to chose from)
Jaxom 10 10.53%
F'lar 7 7.37%
Lessa 7 7.37%
Menolly 16 16.84%
Robinton 16 16.84%
Mirrim 3 3.16%
T'gellan 2 2.11%
Sebell 0 0%
Brekke 2 2.11%
F'nor 7 7.37%
Piemur 7 7.37%
Sharra 1 1.05%
Oldive 1 1.05%
Lord Groghe 2 2.11%
Other? who? 14 14.74%
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Old Apr 20 2009, 07:20 PM   #81
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The strange thing is sometimes when I was reading the 9th Pass books I'd think about how all the characters from the earlier ones are dead and gone and feel sad about it, but it never quite seemed real until I read it happening. Like it was just a hypothetical death - almost as if they'd just gone missing and could still be alive somewhere.

Of course the great thing about books is whenever I want I can go back and read Chronicles or DD and she'll be alive again, but somehow it's never quite the same now I know she dies. Also the fact that I had only recently read Chronicles made it worse in a way because all I could think of during that scene was the first time Sallah met Sorka, when she was about 12 and was complaining that being frozen had made her lopsided.

I don't know if any of that makes any sense, hopefully you can figure out what I mean from amongst all the nonsense.
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Old Apr 21 2009, 04:30 PM   #82
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Heh, I seriously want to write a vignette about child!Lessa and the Ruathan watchwher.
You should totally write that!

I have trouble deciding on a favorite character. In sixth grade I did a book report on "Dragonflight." I was supposed to choose a favorite character and just went with dragons in general. Most of the time, I do like them more than their riders.

From the list above...I do love Lessa (and F'lar to an only slightly lesser degree). She's hard as nails, headstrong, manipulative, but she's capable of great tenderness, at least toward Ramoth, F'lar, Mnementh, and occasionally F'nor. (And F'lessan, I'm assuming, though I never read SoP.)
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Old Apr 22 2009, 05:34 AM   #83
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From what I remember Lessa and F'lessan get on well enough for a parent and child but their relationship is a bit distant because F'lessan was fostered.

It probably doesn't help that after he impressed his parents also became essentially his superior officers.
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Old Apr 22 2009, 04:05 PM   #84
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@Thistlerose: Oh, I'm definitely going to write it (in fact, I have a paragraph or two done), the question is when, because I have way too many plot bunnies demanding attention
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Old Apr 23 2009, 09:07 PM   #85
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Calenlily - if you do, I will have to avoid reading it until after I've written MINE...
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Old Apr 23 2009, 09:38 PM   #86
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If you write yours soon, that won't be an issue
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Old Jan 16 2010, 01:39 AM   #87
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Nerilka.Just for the hell of it and Menolly cause she rocks.
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Old Aug 30 2010, 07:04 PM   #88
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Of the 9th Pass people, I'd probably go with Menolly. Overall, it's totally Nerilka. Talk about a woman who gave up everything (even though she didn't value it much) to help out in dire circumstances.
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Old Aug 31 2010, 11:44 PM   #89
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Jaxom, for being a walking ball of Paradox. Or Plot Devicium.
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Old Dec 22 2011, 05:54 PM   #90
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F'nor has always been my favorite. His personality, his attitude both have always had an appeal to me. Plus he always struck me as a bit of the unnoticed son...and well still a good person inspite of it
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I could not name a favorite character any easier than telling any one which series or single book is my favorite. But after having re-reading the book The Masterharper of Pern and realizing that which ever book you read with the exception of playing/singing music my boyfriend/soulmate/betterhalf Larry fits the character discriptions of Master Robinton. I'll have to upload a picture when I find the right one.
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Old Jan 3 2012, 12:56 PM   #92
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Hey...how come Fax isn't an option? Menolly is the one who made me fall in love with the series. Liked the original books just fine but it was Dragonsong that made it love.
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Old Jan 3 2012, 02:41 PM   #93
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Of the 9th Pass people, I'd probably go with Menolly. Overall, it's totally Nerilka. Talk about a woman who gave up everything (even though she didn't value it much) to help out in dire circumstances.
Yeah, I know, OLD post....

BUT...I don't think Nerilka didn't value what she had...it was more SHE wasn't valued by her parents. Very similar to Menolly's situation later on, as far as parental involvement with girl-child. I doubt Yanus would have been so stingly with his Hold's resources as Tolocamp.
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Old Aug 16 2012, 01:47 PM   #94
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Robinton flat out no questions
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I said Menolly, but honestly, I don't think I can really properly choose between her and Lessa. I love them both for different reasons. I love how strong-willed Lessa is and I love how talented and yet utterly unaware of it Menolly is, particularly in the second book, where she makes it to Harper Hall.
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Old Nov 24 2012, 12:27 PM   #96
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I picked Jaxom. The White Dragon was my first intro to Anne's work, and still remains my favorite book of her's. I've read or listened to it 7 or 8 times. It never gets old to me.
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Someone voted without posting...

(Let's see how long this stays here.)
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Old Apr 10 2014, 06:25 PM   #98
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Someone voted without posting...

(Let's see how long this stays here.)
That was me. I had just enough time to vote, but not enough time to post before I had to rush off to work.

I voted for Piemur, but there are a lot of other characters that I also think of just as much as Piemur, but Piemur's character really shows in the dark.
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Old Apr 11 2014, 12:39 AM   #99
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I just noticed poor Sebell doesn't have a single vote...
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Old May 5 2014, 04:14 AM   #100
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Menolly gets my vote. It was the Harperhall books that led me into Pern.
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